Hello again, Pinishers! We are getting into a groove here, aren’t we? We are not going to let the month of May and its constant family-related events and end-of-school-year ceremonies get in the way of our quest. Our quest…to actually do something we’ve been meaning to get around to. Or—OR—and this is key—remembering things we did a few weeks ago and taking credit for them.
This week’s theme is family.
Link to Original Project: DIY-ing the Emmys: Make Your Own Bow Tie.
Link to My Pin: Pinned after the fact. I admit it. No shame in that.
I generally complete sewing projects at a rate of one per year, but I make that one project count by doing something insane, like cutting up my wedding dress to make a First Communion Dress. Last Easter, I decided to practice before I disassembled my wedding dress; I made an Easter dress for my daughter with the same pattern. And I’m glad I did, because the pattern needed quite a bit of altering in order to fit her correctly.
This year, she was happy to wear her Easter dress again, which is good because it didn’t even occur to me that she might want a new dress. I always feel bad that I don’t sew things for my sons, so I decided to make matching bow ties for my husband and the two boys. I had quite a lot of fabric left from the previous project so I was able to do so the night before Easter, because I am incapable of planning ahead.
This tutorial was easy to follow but MAN, did the bow ties turn out tiny. The one I made for my younger son was so small that it required extensive effort to get it turned right-side-out after the initial “sew the two pieces together and leave a small hole to push the fabric through.” The finished product would probably be the right size for a Beanie Baby. I’ve already misplaced it so I can’t take a picture, but trust me on this one.
So, I ended up giving Daddy’s bow tie to my older son, and the one I’d made for my older son to my younger one. They fit the boys just fine, but if I were to try this again – I honestly don’t know how I’d figure out what size to make the tie.
There you have it.
Now, I know we’re all looking forward to next week, when the theme is FAIL, but surely you can find something from the last year to fit “family,” right? Looking forward to reading your posts!
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